1 Samuel 26:9
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But David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?

King James Bible
And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

World English Bible
David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against Yahweh's anointed, and be guiltless?"

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith unto Abishai, 'Destroy him not; for who hath put forth his hand against the anointed of Jehovah, and been acquitted?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand - Here Abishai uses the same language as did David's men, when Saul came into the cave at En-gedi, (see 1 Samuel 24:4, etc.), and David uses the same language in reply.

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who can stretch

1 Samuel 24:6,7 And he said to his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD's anointed...

2 Samuel 1:14,16 And David said to him, How were you not afraid to stretch forth your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed...

Psalm 105:15 Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

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Love and Remorse
'And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Xer, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him. 6. Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee. 7. So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul's head and kissed him, saying, "Has not the LORD anointed you ruler over his inheritance?

1 Samuel 24:6
He said to his men, "The LORD forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the LORD's anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the LORD."

1 Samuel 24:7
With these words David sharply rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way.

1 Samuel 26:8
Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hands. Now let me pin him to the ground with one thrust of the spear; I won't strike him twice."

2 Samuel 1:14
David asked him, "Why weren't you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?"

2 Samuel 1:16
For David had said to him, "Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, 'I killed the LORD's anointed.'"

Psalm 7:4
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe--

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